Thursday, March 04, 2010

Louisiana sheriff arms local volunteers to defend against terrorist attacks

More insanity continues with this TPM Muckraker story:

A Louisiana sheriff plans to arm volunteers with shotguns, riot shields, batons, and a .50-caliber machine gun mounted on a "war wagon," as part of "Operation Exodus," a program to provide security in the event of a terrorist attack or civic unrest. "It's a calling," he says.

The office of Sheriff Larry Deen of Bossier Parish, near Shreveport in the northwest part of the state, last month selected for the program 200 local residents -- mostly ex-law-enforcement personnel -- and began training them in "defensive techniques in the event of a struggle," reports the Shreveport Times. The plan calls for the new recruits to be sent to protect food from grocery stores, gas from gas stations, and other crucial local resources, should the situation demand it.

A press release from Deen's office announcing the program declared that "recent terror threats" had made clear that "homegrown terrorists are in our midst." It continued: "With the easy accessibility of the internet, it is quite possible that these local and international terrorists can form a national or multiple location attack on our nation at any given moment."

"The buck stops with Larry Deen," the sheriff, who didn't immediately respond to our interview request, told the Times. "I am the chief law enforcement officer in this parish, and it is incumbent upon me protect all of the people in it."

The press release added that Operation Exodus got its name in part "because of its Biblical relevance," explaining that "[i]n the book of Exodus, the Israelites were totally on their own, learning to be self-sufficient and handle everything alone, just as the plan provides."

I'm starting to think that Sheriff Deen believes that these guys;

A training session for "Operation Exodus" volunteers. From TPM

Can become like...these guys?

Or am I just making an excuse to post a bad 1980s propaganda movie preview? Still, 1984's Red Dawn was a pretty good movie for some really bad propaganda. What really scares me is that Hollywood is currently remaking Red Dawn for a November 2010 release. Excuse me, but didn't we just win the Cold War over the Russkies?

Next thing you know, Hollywood will be crossing Red Dawn with Left Behind.

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